THE Fourth Annual St Helens Autism Support Bike Ride will get underway tomorrow when a team of 15 will be jetting off to Amsterdam to commence this year’s challenge.
The trip starts with the team pedalling out of Amsterdam in Holland before they head south to cross the bridges in the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen.
It will then continue to Rotterdam where a ferry will then take them to Hull to complete the UK leg back to St Helens.
The trip of around 340 miles will be completed on Bank Holiday Monday when the cyclists will be greeted by family and supporters back at the Gerrard Arms. The team is hoping to raise as much money as possible to benefit those locally who have a diagnosis on the Autistic Spectrum.
St. Helens Autism Support is a registered charity started in February 2013.
Its aim is to raise funds and awareness of Autism and the implications of the condition, and to support initiatives that will improve life chances for people diagnosed with the condition.
This year’s goals include the development of a central Community Centre in St Helens, which will be specifically tailored to support the autistic community of St Helens and to offer guidance and assistance to their families and carers.
Previous initiatives have included the provision of iPads and similar devices to children in the borough affected by Autism.
With the funds raised from this event and the kind donation and partnership formed with the Saints, SaS are hoping to make the Community Centre a reality.